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  1. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Any tips on how I might get one or two more clutches of eggs out of a 12 year old racing pigeon? (The bird is a cockbird(male)) Any suggestions or tips are appreciated. Alex
  2. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    hello everyone i was just wondering how does this work okay say if you have 2 lofts one for young birds other for old birds you start of with young birds and dont have any old birds till next year (if some young birds survive there your old birds) okay young bird season is over and you have some...
  3. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Hi everyone is there anyway to train an old bird to my loft I have had them now for about 3 months and they step out to the aviary almost everyday so they have seen their sorroundings. I also have young birds flying around any suggestions!!!
  4. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I know its a rule of thumb that a ounce per bird in young birds but how much do you feed your old birds that some are feeding babies and racing?
  5. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Just wondering what everyones views are on keeping all of my birds together in one coop. I currently have a pair of Old birds, one of their full grown squabs and two more squabs about 13 days old. Is it healthy for the young birds to live with the old birds? Is it healthy for the pair to be...
  6. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I was curious has anyone ever just kept old birds or know of fanciers that don't let there birds breed young birds. only when needed lets say just to restock the loft so they would only fly old bird races only?
  7. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Would like some opinions on training my Old Birds. I'm flying double widowhood this year, question is where to find my breaking point? My loft is located 30 miles south of the line of flight and 30 miles on average long man. Everyone tells me old birds don't have to be trained out as far as...
  8. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    If your birds spend most of the time in the loft during the winter, when do you have to start training them for races that start in mid-April?:confused:
  9. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    i recently got 12 racing pigeons from a racer... but i dont know/ forgot which bird was old and which was young...is there a way you can tell....they all have wierd bands that dont match there born date so any advise would help...i don;t care if i lose all 12 i don't want prisoners...so if 6 out...
  10. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    This year I'm trying to fly double widowhood, how far do you start tossing your old birds after 3-4 weeks of loft flying? My birds have been out for 6 weeks now and have been on 10 tosses up to 100 miles. Do you think this is pushing them to hard?:confused:
  11. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have 4 homers that I had since 12/2009 breed out of them always prisoners. They are 2009 pigeons that had been flown at another loft. Just wandering would they stay?
  12. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I have a Homer hen that is a 1998 band is she too old to breed ? At what age do they stop breeding cocks or hens ? Thanks Bill
  13. General Discussions
    Would 2010 young birds all molted out be considered old birds now? How many months old would a young bird have to be in order for it to be considered an OB....Would a pair of young 2010 young birds be mature and able to successfully raise out some babies in the spring of 2011, or do they need...
  14. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I wont be able to race this summer but i got my first loft arrivals today. 8 young birds. There very nice looking racing pigeons. I got them off a good friend of my father who would'nt take anything for them just wanted to help me out he races in the club I will be joining next summer. Very nice...
  15. General Discussions
    hi guys first thing is thsnks for all the advice.now what is a young bird,one year old,and for old bird as far as racing how old is old,and still able.
  16. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    We had our end of the old bird season Combine meeting and it was brought forth that the AU is now okay with old and young birds being raced on the same days. The presentation being that, instead of flying old birds in the spring and young birds in the fall. We would/could, instead, fly both on...
  17. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    How far do you recomend taking first yr old birds? (race schedule)
  18. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    Well I have a cock as part of a package- thrown in for free due to his age- He'll be 14 in January or so. I've read some threads here, articles other places, etc, etc, etc on how to improve/maintain fertility. He's supposed to be still filling eggs. He's got a lot of charecter and..we'll...if...
  19. Homing & Racing Pigeons
    I went out in the yard about 2:00 and the birds thought I had come to feed them. You can see them fly at me a couple of times. I usually call them in around 3:00. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kg5ypGyWq8
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